Vineyards: Located in the heart of the Languedoc, near the Medievale Cité of Carcassonne and also the Canal du Midi, the vineyards of Pujol-Izard are worked in the respect of deep family traditions for the result of authentic cuvées.
Time to keep: 5 to 6 years Volume: 75 cl ( available in 50 cl ) Capsule: Complex Cork: Natural Bottle: Bordelaise
Vinification: Mechanical Harvest with sorting. Vatted and yeasting. Controlled vinification of varietals to gain the optimum maturity for each, monitoring of temperatures around 20 to 25°C . Long maceration of 21 to 35 days. Aging and stabilization in oak barrels for 2 or 3 wines for the syrah and in vat for to the other varietals with racking.
Land: Clay and limestone on sandstone. Zone of the «balconies of Aude».
Characteristics: Nice robe sustained, deep, red purple. Nose concentrated, very spicy, prunes, red fruits confits. Mouth fresh, on structure of ripe tannins coated and flavorings well present and persistent. Beautiful complexity. An elegant wine.
Accompaniment: Serve at 17° on grilled red or white meat, game meats, cassoulets, cheeses of Cantal and of Auvergne.
Vintage : 2011 Gold Medal Concours International de Lyon 2014 Gold Medal Concours des Grands Vins du Languedoc 2014 Silver Medal Vinalies Internationales 2014
Vintage : 2012 Bronze Medal Concours Prix Plaisir Guide Bettane & Desseauve 2015 Gold Medal Note 88/100 Concours International Gilbert & Gaillard session d'hiver 2015 Gold Medal Concours International de Lyon 2015 Gold Medal Concours Mondial des Féminalise 2015 Gold Medal Concours Sakura Japan Women's Wine Award 2015